Introducing Michigan Research Experts

September 12, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

In an increasingly competitive environment, new tools for the funding tool box can be the edge that help researchers successfully win that next grant or reach an agreement with that new industry partner. This week, the Medical School Office of Research launched a new tool for researchers’ funding tool box — Michigan Research Experts.

Michigan Research Experts is a searchable, web-based database of research expertise designed for U-M and developed to foster collaboration. It goes beyond journal publications, monitoring hundreds of different channels providing the latest information from sources like books, conferences, grants, patents and even clinical trials.

Profiles of faculty from across U-M, including the Medical School, College of Engineering, Nursing and LSA, are included in Michigan Research Experts, along with linked activities of researchers across the globe. (Click here for a list of U-M schools whose faculty are currently listed in Michigan Research Experts). And finding possible collaborators is just the tip of the iceberg. Search results also show funding organizations and award amounts, offering a view into possible funding sources for new projects.

“I can view grant awards data on a particular area of interest from over 300 funding organizations,” noted John Cristiano, U-M Dearborn director of research development and sponsored program administration. “For instance, I can search ‘diabetes’ and see who is publishing and their sponsors, opening new avenues for possible collaboration or sources of funding.”

“The UMMS Office of Research has invested in the development of Michigan Research Experts on behalf of our entire research community,” said Steve Kunkel, Ph.D., medical school senior associate dean for research. “OoR team members and stakeholders from across campus have been working in partnership with our vendor, and we’re confident it will prove a valuable resource for all our research faculty and staff.”

The UMMS Office of Research team is available to answer any questions about Michigan Research Experts, or schedule an in-depth demonstration of the database for lab staff or departments. Simply connect with them at or by calling 734-764-1255.